byNASA -- Image courtesy www.noaa.gov/'' target=''outlink National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/'' target=''outlink GOES Project Science Office. Animation by Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC.
Evening light catches the tops of towering thunderheads over the Mid-Atlantic states on April 28, 2002. The powerful storms spawned several tornados, one of which was classified as an F4 tornado. The powerful tornado touched down in the southern Maryland town of La Plata, destroying most of the historic downtown. The twister--one of the strongest ever to hit the state--beat a 24-mile swath running west to east through the state and claimed at least three lives. The image above was taken by the... Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, Where -- Maryland Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=2402
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The streak of red, orange, and yellow across South America, Africa, and the Atlantic Ocean in this image points to high levels of carbon monoxide on September 30, 2005, as measured by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder ( airs.jpl.nasa.gov/ AIRS ) instrument flying on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite. The carbon monoxide primarily comes from fires burning in the Amazon basin, with some additional contribution from fires in southern Africa. The fires blanketed much of South America with smoke,... Topics: What -- Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, What -- AIRS, What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Atlantic... Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7918